#MyCarnet: 10 Best Tacos In Paris

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If there’s one campaign promise we’re all hoping Trump lives up to, it’s #TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner. Though as Paris expats, it still won’t do us any good when we’re having a carnitas craving. (Plus that would mean Cheeto POTUS.) Fortunately, there’s some decent Mexican to be had even in France—because really, no actual human being doesn’t love tacos.

Here’s #MyCarnet to Paris’s best tacos.


Candelaria

Five years ago, the Quixotic Projects crew entered into the Paris foodie scene with this tiny taqueria in the Marais. They were the first to marry tacos with gorgeous cocktails. The cozy space fills up quickly on busy nights and you may find yourself waiting shoulder-to-shoulder with other taco lovers. The rotating menu is limited, delicious and cash only. Afterwards, walk through what looks like the kitchen door and chill in their cocktail den.

Veggie friendly: Sort of (depends on the rotating selection)
Address: Candelaria, 52 Rue de Saintonge, 75003

Luz Verde

Alexis Delassaux, formerly of Frenchie and Royal Monceau, leads the kitchen of this taqueria and wine bar in SoPi (South Pigalle). The stylish hangout fits right into the quickly-changing neighborhood. Tacos are served by the pair along with seasonal small plates. There’s a selection of wine and spirits, but almost everyone opts for the frozen (or not) margarita.

Veggie friendly: Yes
Address: Luz Verde, 24 rue Henry Monnier, 75009

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Distrito Francés

Run, don’t walk, to Distrito Francés. This warm restaurant serves “tacos with a twist,” with toppings like crushed peanuts, pickled radishes, and a tamarind glaze. Tacos are ordered 3 or 4 at a time and come lovingly nestled in their own special wooden taco holders—especially great for Instagram moments that give your friends FOMO. Burritos are also available, including the FAT burrito which looks incredibly formidable. Pair your tacos with their Michelada: Son of a Mitch cocktail, a refreshing and spicy mix of beer, tomato juice, lime juice, and spices.

Veggie friendly: Yes
Address: Distrito Francés, 10 rue du Faubourg Saint Martin, 75010

El Guacamole

Of all the taquerias on this list, El Guacamole has the largest variety of taco options. Sample different tacos to your heart’s content as they’ve got a super affordable menu: Three tacos and a beverage for 10 euros. Aguas frescas flavors include tamarind, hibiscus, and horchata (one of a few places in Paris that serves horchata!) Opt for outdoor seating in the warm summer months.

Veggie friendly: Yes
Address: El Guacamole, 37 rue Yves Toudic, 75010

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El Nopal

Why should you have to choose between tacos or burritos? At El Nopal, you can have both. This walk-up shop is strictly takeaway (and cash only) at their original outpost in the 10th. A neighborhood fave with a constant queue, you’ll find the most authentic tacos in Paris here. They’ve got a three tacos-plus-beverage menu for 10 euros and they also serve burrons (burritos), campechanas, quesadillas, and tortas. Fillings rotate depending on the day or week. For limited seating and a credit card machine, try their second location in Pigalle. And don’t skip their divine, homemade spicy sauces.

Veggie friendly: Yes
Addresses:
El Nopal Tacos & Burrones (Takeout only)
3 rue Eugène Varlin, 75010

El Nopal Taqueria
5 rue Duperré, 75009

Chipotle

The beloved American chain lets you customize your own tacos, salads, burritos and bowls—and is always well-stocked with cold Mexican beers. A third location opened this year in the upscale neighborhood of Saint Germain-des-Près, proving that everybody does indeed love tacos. (Fun fact: EIC Maggie Kim once wrote a jingle for the chain.)

Veggie friendly: Yes
Addresses:
Chipotle
6 Rue de Montfaucon, 75006
20 Boulevard Montmartre, 75009
Centre Commercial Beaugrenelle, 1 rue Linois, 75015


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And More…

We haven’t been to these yet, but have heard very good things from very many people!

Itacate, 94 rue Saint-Honoré, 75001

Cantine California, 46 rue de Turbigo, 75003

Cafe Chilango, 82 rue de la Folie Méricourt, 75011

Tito Burritos (two locations)
36 rue de Clery, 75002
26 rue Custine, 75018


What are your favorite taquerias in Paris? Tell us in the comments! And if you’re not already part of our social media fam, please join us and make us happy! You’ll find pretty pics on IG, interesting articles on FB, randomness on Twitter and utter confusion over at Snapchat (@leslolosparis).

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Helen Shih

Helen lived in New York for 10 years before moving to Paris to get her business degree. She really misses Yanis Marshall’s dance class. You can follow her travels at supparis.

3 Comments

  1. Lily Heise

    Nice roundup! We need more delicious tacos in our Paris lives! I can vouch for Tito Burritos (very tasty and generous sizes) and the ones at Cantina California are more on the creative front.

    • Maggie Kim

      Thanks for the review, Lily! I plan on trying Tito Burritos very soon and good to know re: Cantina California. Yes, we all need more delicious tacos at all times 🙂

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